Tuesday, June 12, 2012

10 Sites for Keyboarding & Typing

Keyboarding or Typing is one the first and most vital skills for students to learn for technology literacy.  This skill is the building block for using a computer and one that starts as early KDG if not sooner.  Also, this is a nice skill/unit to teach in using: "centers or blocks", free time, or even summer school.

*This list is in alphabetical order

10 Sites for Keyboarding/Typing
  1. Alpha Munchies - A fun games for kids for trying to type a letter above a critter before they reach the bottom of the screen.
  2. Dance Mat Typing - A 12 level game for kids aged 7-11 yrs old for Typing.
  3. Good Typing - A free online course for Keyboarding w/ 27 guided lessons.
  4. Keybr - A nice site for learning how to type, w/ typing tips, accurate scoring, and the ability to track your speed.  This site is very similar to Mavis Beacon.
  5. Learning Games for Kids - A great site for educational games including over 20 games for Keyboarding.
  6. Letter Bubbles - A fun game w/ three different levels that has a user trying to type the letter in the bubble before they reach the edge of the screen.
  7. Listen and Write - An interesting site where users listen to stories and type what they hear.
  8. Power Typing - A nice collection of 5 online Typing games.
  9. Typing Web - A excellent free typing tutor that has a teacher portal for student tracking.  Also, certificates can be printed out on completion of lessons.
  10. Word Games - A great site for a collection of word games as well as typing.  There are over 20+ educational Typing games that track scores as well as typing speed.
For my Keyboarding/Typing Pinterest board click here.


  1. Great links! Thanks for, as always, great information!!!!

  2. Thanks for including Learning Games for Kids on your list! Another one of VocabularySpellingCity's sister sites Vocabulary Fun also offers typing games for kids!

  3. I've always wanted to improve or speed up my typing. Thanks for the list of these awesome sites to help me do that...

  4. One of free typing speed test sites is http://www.typingspeedtest.me/. Check it out and see if your skills are as good as you think they are :)


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